LinkedInformed Podcast. The LinkedIn Show

The bizarre behaviour of LinkedIn users!

Welcome to episode 96. Christmas seems a distant memory and I am very much into the swing of things again now.

News

 

 

LinkedIn Publishing. What happens ‘post a post’!

 

Really interesting and revealing LinkedIn post from LinkedIn top publishing man Daniel Roth about what happens when you press ‘publish’ on your new LinkedIn post.

Key points for me are;

  • LinkedIn now accept that it’s OK to connect with someone you ‘want to interact with’ rather than insisting you must ‘know them well’.
  • A post always appears on the home page feed of ALL of your connections presumably at the time it is posted (timing is therefore very important).
  • An algorithm filters out suspected spam by looking for keywords associated to jobs or events. These posts do not trigger a notification.
  • Notifications are only posted to ‘strong connections’ determined by leveraging the connection strength score from the LinkedIn cloud service. Cloud service maintains connection relationships between members. This must be based on activities (profile views, messages, post/update/group interactions) and similarities (industry, company, groups etc).
  • Quoting your post to  tip@linkedinpulse on Twitter will increase your chances of getting into a channel.
  • There are now 66 Pulse channels including new country / location ones.

 

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Commentary

Are we lazy or just very reactive with LinkedIn?

 

Why are LinkedIn users so keen to use canned responses such as ‘great post’ or ‘Congrats on your anniversary’?

I think it looks terrible but that isn’t really my point, I’m more interested in why these messages seem to work so well. Any suggestions please leave a voicemail or email me at mark@linkedinformed.com

Suggested replies (such as I see when using Googles ‘Inbox’ app) are highly effective and useful but LinkedIn’s version seems very crude - yet clearly popular!

Finally I am still keen to gather more ideas for episode 100 (it’s fast approaching). Is there someone you would like me to interview? Perhaps a previous guest or someone who you have heard on another podcast.

Drop me a line at mark@linkedinformed.com

Direct download: LinkedInformed2096.mp3
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